For some automation applications, it can be difficult to decide if a pneumatic or electric motor-driven actuator is best. Obviously, cost can be a big factor when choosing between the two, with pneumatic actuators typically costing less. So why should you pay more for an electric rodless actuator? The answer boils down to higher levels of stiffness, as well as dynamic speed and motor control.
The UR Cobots are packed with truly amazing benefits.
Universal Robots has reinvented industrial robotics with lightweight, flexible robot arms called Cobots or collaborative robots. Tasks previously thought impossible to automate due to cost and complexity, are now achievable with the user-friendly robots.
Now with the Open Source One-Cable-Technology BiSS LINE:
POSITAL’s new family of kit encoders provide the manufacturers of motors and other machinery with rugged, accurate and cost-efficient tools for building rotary position feedback into their products. The new kit encoders are based on POSITAL’s highly successful self-contained magnetic rotary encoders. Now however, the core components of these instruments are available as...
Silicon nitride ceramic balls round out a diverse selection
After 70+ years of producing high-quality precision balls, Thomson can outfit any custom solution for your application. In addition to chrome and 440C stainless steel, their silicon nitride balls are popular in bearing designs and other high-precision products.
Silicon nitride precision balls:
• Excel in low-noise, high-rigidity and high-load-carrying...
Generally, when you hook up your encoder, it's already configured to provide the correct digital outputs. Those outputs then feed directly to a counter, controller, or other device. However, in some applications the encoder signal needs optimization to reach the receiving device over long distances. You might also need to provide the encoder signal to more than one device. That's where Encoder’s RX/TX products come in.
Safety comes first with the new Pizzato NS Series!
Pizzato Elettrica presents the new NS series safety switches with solenoid and RFID technology
The new NS series combines all the knowledge and innovations developed by Pizzato Elettrica for more than thirty years of experience in industrial safety. It is today's spearhead of this field. The NS series switches have a technopolymer body and are suitable for medium/light applications.
Siemens is extending its range of HMI devices with Simatic HMI Comfort Panels PRO (PROtected). The new panels with 12-, 15-, 19-, and 22-inch screen diagonals for visualization and automation without control cabinets are equipped with the high protection type IP65 (NEMA4),
Teledyne DALSA Announces Production of Industry’s First Line Scan Polarization Camera:
Teledyne DALSA announced production of the new Polarization camera to its industry-leading Piranha™ family. First announced in Q2 2017, the Piranha4 Polarization camera is now in full production with improved performance. Polarization imaging significantly enhances detection capability in many demanding applications and represents a powerful new addition to...
How to establish communication with a Moog Animatics Smart Motor
This video will familiarize you with some of the SMI software’s tools including motor view. The video explains the following:
The difference detecting vs. addressing the motor
Establishing communication with SmartMotor and some trouble shooting techniques
Measuring temperature, current and voltage with motor view
LEDs on the SmartMotor
Communication Lockup Wizard
Uploading and clearing motor program (EEPROM)